September 17, 2018
Statistical information and successes since 1/2013
Presently we have 809 client files in office: 343 of said clients have served Prison sentences, 429 clients are former Midland County Jail inmates, 58 are ATV clients. As of December 31st, 2018, we have 137 new clients for 2018. 43% were new women clients, double the percentage of any previous year!
Employment assistance: In 2018, MCFOAR placed 114 clients with employment, assisted 68 with housing, with either move in or emergency rent.
Many other clients of MCFOAR are on Social Security Disability, Social Security Income, Pensions, or have found work on their own or had opportunities available to them after incarceration.
* Employment and Housing are the major predictors of whether a former offender will reoffend.
Statistical information and successes for the three-year period: 1/8/16-1/8/19
Note: MCFOAR uses this three-year measurement because the State and National figures are based on a two-year period.
MCFOAR has received 142 former prison inmates, as clients since 1/8/16. Of those only 7 are now incarcerated in our State Prison System. At present our recidivism rate for MCFOAR, former prison clients is 4.9%.
The reduction in recidivism rate is a substantial savings to the citizens of Midland County regarding Midland County Jail housing cost, law enforcement judicial system, and most importantly the lower number of victims in our community. All of this makes Midland a safer and more attractive area to businesses and new residents.
Statistics related to cost of housing MDOC prison inmates
The average cost of housing 1 prisoner for 1 year in the Michigan State Prison System is up to $47,000.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT OVER 80% OF OUR CLIENTS HAVE EXPERIENCED OR ARE EXPERIENCING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
MORE THAN 60% HAVE SOME FORM OF MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS AS WELL AS OVER 65% HAVING SOME TYPE OF DISABILITY.